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Review of Flagler College

Flagler College
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St Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
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Owner description: Flagler College's historic campus is located just four miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the heart of St. Augustine, Fla., the “nation’s oldest city.”The college is named for Henry Morrison Flagler, a Gilded Age industrialist, railroad pioneer and partner with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil. In 1888, Flagler built the Hotel Ponce de Leon, his first in a series of luxury resorts along Florida’s east coast. A masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture and the first major poured-in-place concrete building in the United States is now known as Ponce de Leon Hall. This National Historic Landmark serves as the centerpiece for the Flagler College.The grand hotel launched the careers of young architects John Carrere and Thomas Hastings who are noted most for the New York Public Library and the House and Senate Office Buildings adjacent to the Capitol in Washington, D.C.The Edison Electric Company powered the building with steam heat and 4,000 electric lights, making the Ponce one of the nation’s first electrified buildings. Louis Comfort Tiffany is credited with the building’s interior design including the stained glass and mosaics. Murals were completed by George Willoughby Maynard and Virgilio Tojetti.The hotel was gifted to Flagler College when the institution was founded in 1968. Since then, the college has spent more than $43 million dollars restoring the historic campus and adding new buildings.
Reviewed 27 March 2012

the cafeteria is supposed to be the grandest college eating establishment in america....but it is banned to all but students of the college, so why tempt me to see it and then bann me from seeing it? the foyer is beautiful.

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Reviewed 24 March 2012

Oustanding tour. Amazing renaissance architecture. Discount tickets available at Old Town Trolley tours.

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Reviewed 24 March 2012

Great tours are given at 10am and 2pm for $7. The architecture is stunning and unexpected. What a jewel.

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Reviewed 22 March 2012

College cafeteria has Tiffany windows that are beautiful. A beautiful campus. Take a tour.

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Reviewed 22 March 2012

One of a kind tour ($7) that includes a sensational student dining room. Don't miss it!

Thank Barbara L
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